ARMY Magazine April 2008 

Volume 58, Number 4

Listed below are selected articles and features of our April 2008 issue. To read all the articles in ARMY Magazine, join AUSA and get a subscription as part of your membership.

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 Front & Center

Combat Stress: A Call to Awareness and Action
By Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Michael T. McEwen, U.S. Army retired
"People at home can be a source of vital assistance to veterans if they know what to look for and how to respond."

 Selected Features

Installations and Families: Restoring the Balance
By Lt. Gen. Robert Wilson
Installation Management Command, home to thousands of soldiers and their families, is committed not only to providing them a strong, supportive environment, but also to transforming Army installations and installation services management.

Remember Kosovo? The U.S. Army Effort That Began Our Involvement
Text and Photographs By Dennis Steele
Nine years ago, American soldiers entered Kosovo as part of the U.N.-sanctioned NATO peacekeeping effort called Operation Joint Guardian. U.S. troops worked hard to establish peace and have remained on duty there to keep it. Recently, Kosovo declared its independence, resurrecting a reminder of the situation that American soldiers encountered in 1999.

Army Reserve Celebrates 100 Years of Constants and Change
By Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz Jr.
In the century since its founding, the Army Reserve has changed from a strategic reserve to an operational force that provides institutional support, assists civil authorities during domestic emergencies and deploys around the world as an integral part of the active Army.

The American Soldier: A Photographic Tribute to Soldiers and Marines
A touring exhibit of 116 images from the Civil War to today depicts the myriad emotions of war. The exhibit will be on display at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Arlington, Va., from May 14 through September 2.

Next Stop: Afghanistan
By Paul Avallone
Troop C, 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry, prepares for deployment to Afghanistan by training and simulated field engagements at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La.

CompanyCommand—Building Combat-Ready Teams: Leading Your Unit Through 'Reset'
Company commanders who have been through reset share lessons learned during that period of change and preparation when keeping track of equipment and paperwork, helping their soldiers stay fit and productive, and ensuring that they have time with their families are paramount.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed

Historically Speaking


Grant and Lee: Victorious American and Vanquished Virginian
Edward H. Bonekemper III

Airborne Forces at War: From Parachute Test Platoon to the 21st Century
Robert K. Wright Jr., Ph.D. and John T. Greenwood, Ph.D.

How the South Could Have Won the Civil War: The Fatal Errors That Led to Confederate Defeat
Bevin Alexander

The Lost Battalion of TET: Breakout of the 2/12th Cavalry at Hue
Charles A. Krohn